Good morning Acadiana. The coronavirus continues to be the talk of the nation. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reminds us all to make sure what we're hearing and reading is accurate information before reacting. There are currently 3774 cases of coronavirus in the nation. The CDC is recommending that we ban all gatherings of 50 or more for the next 8 weeks. For a comparison between the coronavirus and the flu, click here.

TODAY IS NATIONAL

Artichoke Hearts Day

Everything You Do Is Right Day

Freedom Of Information Day

Panda Day

Corn Dog Day

TODAY IN HISTORY

218 years ago - In 1802, the U.S. military academy at West Point was established.

170 years ago - In 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne published his classic adultery tale "The Scarlet Letter".

49 years ago - In 1971, at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards, Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water" won Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, Best Arrangement by Accompanying Vocalists and Best Engineered Record. Wow!

29 years ago - In 1991, Reba McEntire's tour manager and seven members of her band were killed when their chartered plane crashed. Both pilots were also killed. Reba was not on board, she'd taken a separate plane.

15 years ago - In 2005, Robert Blake was found not guilty of the 2001 murder of his wife Bonny Bakley.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Wolfgang Van Halen is 29. Son of Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli.

Jerome Flynn is 57. Bronn on 'Game of Thrones'.

Flavor Flav is 61. Public Enemy legend.

Nancy Wilson is 66. The blonde in Heart.

Erik Estrada is 71. Frank Poncherello on 'CHiPs'.

Chuck Woolery is 79. Game show legend.

Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017) Actor/singer

James Madison (1751 - 1836) Father of the Constitution.

DAYS TILL

• Tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day.

• 16 days until April Fools' Day.

WEATHER

Today: 20% chance for rain, 78.

Tonight: Cloudy, 65.

Tuesday: 40% chance for rain, 78.

Wednesday: 30% chance for rain, 80.

Thursday: 20% chance for rain, 82.

Friday: 40% chance for rain, 79.